Thank you to all who attended beats for EATS and supported our community on March 5th! We raised a mind-boggling $15,000 from the 300+ generous people who came to socialize, eat delicious food and see the fantastic entertainment–Arlington’s beloved The Social No. 11, Boston’s famous Afro D All Starz, DJ Jason Loeb, and Comedian and Auction Host Mike Prior.
No EATS event is complete without food, and for that we applaud Beaujolais Catering and Arlington’s own amazing Food Link food rescue organization and the Daily Table of Dorchester for generous contributions.
Hariet Vanderput provided massage, Jennifer Jacoby knocked it out of the park with amazing floral design and Laura Juitt designed the famous beats for EATS brand posters.
And a huge thank you to Jodi Auerbach of Arlington-based Something Savory Events and Catering who led the event and managed every detail of the evening with grace.
Of the money raised, $7000 came from our Silent Auction and we want to thank the generous contributions from those who made it possible.
|America’s Test Kitchen||Gaggi DeStefanis||Peabody Essex Museum|
|Arlington Center for the Arts||Hariet Vanderput Massage||Regent Theatre|
|Arlington Children’s Theatre||Harmony & Vitality, Arlington||Santa’s Village|
|Arlington Community Education||“i thought of you” Jewelry and Julia Kelahan||Scott Eiseman – Fitness Training|
|Arlington Health & Fitness||Iggy’s Bread, Cambridge||Seyyide Sultan – Belly Dance Artist|
|Arlington Recreation Department||Indigo Fire, Belmont||Silkroad|
|Blue Man Group||Integrated Healing Massage||Southwick’s Zoo|
|Boston Duck Tours||Jessica Chloros and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum||Sri Thumati – ThumatiPics Photography|
|Boston Red Sox||Julia Cooks||Story Land, New Hampshire|
|Canobie Lake Park||Larry Slotnick||Studio Hyacinth, Arlington|
|Charles River Canoe & Kayak||LaserCraze||The Vintage Tea and Cake Company, Belmont|
|Christine Brayfield||Lynne Dichter||Tory Fair|
|Chuck Kraemer Art||Lyric Stage Company, Boston||Town of Arlington DPW|
|Cristin Bagnall||Maf Terry||Ula Jaber Higgins – Artist|
|Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Somerville||Melissa MacDonald – Landscape Architect||Wachusett Mountain Ski Area|
|Discovery Museums, Acton||Melody Thomas and Eileen de Rosas||Wagon Wheel Nursery|
|Ellen Callaway – Callaway Photo||Modern Pastry Shop, Boston & Medford||Whole Foods Arlington|
|Erin Copland – ECO Massage||New England Aquarium||Wilson Farm|
|Flatbread Company, Somerville||New England Patriots||XV Beacon Hotel, Boston|
|Food Link||Officer Mike Hogan||Zoo New England|
And no event is complete without raffle baskets! Thanks to the Thompson, Stratton, Brackett and Bishop school PTOs for beautiful baskets, and to Maf Terry and Girl Scout Troop 75222 for a phenomenal Giving Tree, where folks had the chance to purchase anonymous gifts to be distributed to EATS recipient families (gift cards, restaurant certificates, and various items to make life a little easier and tastier).
It really is not enough to say Thank You. We are truly, madly and deeply moved by Arlington’s response to this call to action. And we promise, it—and YOU—will make a deep and lasting impact for Arlington families who face tough choices when it comes to feeding their families healthy food. As one parent told EATS, “Sometimes we have to choose between paying rent or buying food. Arlington EATS has helped my family tremendously in defraying the cost of food.”